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5 Ways to Boost Your Happiness in 5 Minutes… Italian Style!

About Dawn

For over 25 years, I’ve helped people overcome challenges to achieve success and have happier, more meaningful lives. I can help you, too!

I’ve shared my message through articles and newsletters written for international organizations, hosting and speaking at sold-out seminars and virtual events, and starring in monthly TV spots.

My mission is to help people realize their potentials, live their lives to the fullest, and make a difference in the world. Andiamo! (Let’s go!)


I help people rekindle hope, create a fulfilling life, and make a difference in the world. If you need a speaker who can inspire and motivate your group on topics such as:

Staying Optimistic in Difficult Times

You Can Make a Difference

It's Never Too Late to Reach Your Goals​

For more information about Dawn’s topics or to book Dawn for you next event…


The Italian Art of Living

The Italian Art of Living:
Your Passport to Hope, Happiness and Your Personal Renaissance

Do you feel like the world is plummeting into darkness and despair? Are you struggling to stay optimistic and tired of only existing? If so, this book is your passport to a happier, hopeful and more meaningful life.

With clarity and encouragement, author Dawn Mattera translates the Italian tenacity and passion for life into practical lessons. But, hold on to your cannoli! This is not about gondolas and pasta, but rather a guide to triumphing over trials, moving forward with hope, and encouraging others to join you. 

La Bella Figura:
IItalian Secrets about Being Happy, Healthy and Hot!

Do you want to be happy, healthy and hot?

La bella figura has a figurative and literal translation. In this book, you’ll learn the Italian secrets for both: looking, feeling and being your best.

We’ll journey through the calendar with each month highlighting a unique aspect of the Italian culture and how we can apply it to our lives.

Each chapter also includes a recipe or two of Italian favorites with the fat and calories slashed. You’ll also see some twists on traditional favorites.

This book holds the spark to ignite your life!


Do you want a life that is fulfilling, focused and fabulous? My blogs will help you to:
  • Stay motivated to achieve your goals and pursue your dreams
  • Be inspired to create an amazing life that makes a difference
  • Learn the Art of Living…Italian Style!

"As long as there is life, there is hope."

Italian Proverb